Arnau Cordomí

Position

Professor - BDBI academic coordinator

Qualifications

PhD in Chemical Engineering (UPC)
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Sciences (UB)

Biography

Bioinformatics academic coordinator and lecturer, Arnau Cordomí has a PhD in Polymers and Biopolymers (2008) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Sciences (2001). His research falls within the field of structural bioinformatics and focuses on the study of membrane proteins in general and G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in particular. This superfamily of membrane proteins plays a key role in cell communication and includes leading drug targets. He uses computational tools within the framework of structural bioinformatics to make predictions on how proteins work at cell level. He has participated in research projects funded by a range of public and private institutions and has written over 60 papers in indexed journals.

Subjects they teach

Subject
Programme
Typology

Algorithms for Sequence Analysis in Bioinformatics

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Required

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course presents the main methods for sequence analysis in bioinformatics, including Viterbi, Baum–Welch, posterior decoding, SCFG applied to RNA folding, gene prediction algorithms, Infernal (INFERence of RNA ALignment software), secondary structure prediction algorithms in proteins and algorithms, domain profiles and HMM algorithms and methods for gene prediction, among others.

Code:
52115

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

Aspects of Physical and Organic Chemistry

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Required

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course covers fundamental concepts in physics and organic chemistry, including chemical thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry and cheminformatics. Subjects include molecular structure and stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and chemical equilibrium, as well as basic organic compounds.

Code:
51209

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

Biochemistry

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Core

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course covers fundamental concepts and subjects in biochemistry, from the basic molecules of life to molecular cell biology and genetics. The course covers the structure and function of DNA, RNA, proteins and cellular components, metabolism and its regulations, and on chemical reactions in the cell. 

Subject of the 2020-2021 teaching plan.

Code:
51105

Créditos:
6 ECTS ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Core

Syllabus

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Core

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

General aspects of how the University works. Characteristics of the degrees on offer. Study strategies, learning techniques and finding information. Current state of the art, areas of knowledge and challenges in the professional and productive field of bioinformatics. Basic and applied fields of research relevant to the context of bioinformatics and biomedicine. Intuitive introduction to various concepts, phenomena, principles and methods studied in bioinformatics to give students an idea of real-life problems and help them interpret biological phenomena and formulate them mathematically, as well as helping to confirm/reinforce students’ interest in bioinformatics and biomedical research.

Code:
51101

Créditos:
6 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Core

Syllabus